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Middle East/North Africa Security

The Clock is Ticking for the Iran Nuclear Deal

Seven days into 2020 it appeared that President Donald Trump had pushed the US and Iran to the brink of war. A few weeks later, an unprecedented global pandemic put a stop to that. Where do Iran and the US stand now, and what does the future hold for their contentious nuclear agreement?

Covid-19 Economics

Making History: Coronavirus and Negative Oil Prices

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a loss of 1/3rd global demand – more than 30 million barrels per day (BPD). The virus instilled a level of uncertainty for oil traders, but the catalyst for the initial drop in price can be attributed to the escalating price war between Russia and Saudi for market share, eventually leading Saudi to flood the market with oil.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Uncertainty hits the oil markets. Tensions heat up between Scotland and Westminster. Corruption scandal in Brazil hits dozens across the political spectrum. All in The Week Ahead.  Time to look at oil markets

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Is it too late for a Colombian oil boom?

The hoped-for Colombian oil boom may ultimately prove nonexistent due to a variety of endemic problems, including low oil reserves.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Yellen speaks. BoJ discusses rates. EU-Ukraine Association meets. Russia releases economic figures. Electoral College votes.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Gabon’s risky internet curfew, the world’s first since 2011

Gabon’s daily internet curfew is the world’s first since 2011 as post-election violence and uncertainty continue to impact investment, particularly bonds.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy is crumbling under the burden of corruption and low oil prices

Low oil prices and rampant corruption severely affect Nigeria’s economy and threaten to disturb a fragile balance between the country’s ethnic and religious communities.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

After Al-Naimi: Mirage and reality

Ali Al-Naimi’s dismissal marks a pivotal moment in the history of Saudi Arabia and global oil markets.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The Philippines goes to the polls. Russia and the West continue negotiations over Ukraine. Brazil closes in on impeachment proceedings. Key conferences take place in the Middle East and Latin America. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.